NWGA Scanner | July 19th, 2021
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Monday, July 5th, 2021, at approximately 4:04 AM, Deputy B.L Nesbitt responded to 2588 US Highway 41 North in Resaca in reference to a vehicle crash. According to the report, “Upon arrival, Deputy Nesbitt observed an Orange 2013 Chevrolet Camaro with substantial front end damage. Deputy Nesbitt began speaking with the driver Hunter Fields Chapman, 23, of Resaca. Deputy Nesbitt immediately detected the strong odor of what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage coming from Hunter’s breath while he was speaking and observed Hunter appeared to be struggling to stand up.” The deputy asked what happened to cause him to wreck. According to the report, Hunter immediately replied, “I ain’t gonna lie. I have been drinking, and I’m not sure what happened. I just wrecked.” The deputy then asked Hunter how much alcohol he had. Hunter replied, “About 4 or 5, I think.” Hunter advised he did not have his driver’s license on him. According to the report, after running his information through Gordon E911, they advised Hunter had an outstanding valid warrant out of Ellijay, Georgia. During field sobriety tests, the deputy observed Hunter was swaying as if he was about to fall throughout the test. Hunter was read implied consent, and he refused the state test. Hunter was then transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane. According to arrest reports, Hunter has previous DUI arrests, including one in 2020 in Gilmer County.